Short Film Saturdays: “The First Date”

Rating:  ★★★★ 1/2 Running at only 5 minutes, The First Date isn’t wasting any time and I was curious to see how the story would play out. The film follows an unnamed man as he arrives at a restaurant, waiting to meet a woman for a first date. At first he thinks she’s stood him up, but it’s soon revealed something much more sinister is afoot. Director Adam … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “The First Date”

LKFF Review: “The Witness”

Rating: ★★★★★ Cho Kyu-Jang’s cat-and-mouse thriller is definitely one of my favourites from this year’s London Korean Film Festival. The film follows businessman Sang-hoon as he drunkenly returns to his apartment one evening, only to witness a horrific murder right outside his complex. Before he has a chance to call for help, the killer looks up, and the two make eye contact. Paralysed by fear, he chooses not … Continue reading LKFF Review: “The Witness”

“Anchor and Hope”: A heart-wrenching portrait of parenthood & sexuality

Rating: ★★★ Deciding to have a baby is a big step in many couples’ lives, but sometimes, things don’t always go according to plan. Carlos Marques-Marcet’s Anchor and Hope follows two lesbian women who, one drunken night, decide to use their friend’s sperm in order to have a child of their own. It’s not a decision that should be taken lightly, but makes for an interesting story nonetheless. Insemination is … Continue reading “Anchor and Hope”: A heart-wrenching portrait of parenthood & sexuality

REVIEW: Overlord (2018)

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Directed by: Julius Avery Cast: Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbæk, John Magaro Written by Lucy Buglass As someone who isn’t much of a war film fan, I was apprehensive about Overlord. I often find war films quite repetitive in nature, and they’ve never really appealed to me. So when I was kindly invited to a press screening on behalf of JUMPCUT,… Continue reading REVIEW: Overlord (2018)

LKFF Opening Gala: “Microhabitat”

Rating: ★★★★ For the 13th annual London Korean Film Festival, the opening film was Microhabitat by Jeon Go-woon. The film follows Mi-so; a young housekeeper who decides to give up her small, cold apartment due to an increase in rent, so she can enjoy the things she loves most in life: whiskey and cigarettes. It is an incredibly bold and somewhat silly idea that resulted in a … Continue reading LKFF Opening Gala: “Microhabitat”

“Ekaj”: A gritty, raw portrait of a teenage runaway

Rating: ★★★ 1/2   When I was first introduced to Ekaj, I genuinely thought it was a documentary. The realisation that it was in fact a work of fiction took me by surprise, and this is a testament to the directing style of Cati Gonzalez. She has gone to great lengths to make this film feel as real as possible. None of the actors in the film … Continue reading “Ekaj”: A gritty, raw portrait of a teenage runaway

Halloween 2018: Michael’s back, back again

Rating: ★★★ Happy Halloween everyone! What better way to celebrate than with my review of the latest in the Halloween franchise? 40 years after John Carpenter’s iconic horror film, we are greeted with a brand new instalment in Michael Myers’ saga. It feels like a really special moment for horror fans, as we reflect on the original decades later. The opening credits pay homage to the 1978 … Continue reading Halloween 2018: Michael’s back, back again

Collabs: Shoot The Breeze with Marcus, Laura and David: S3E7 Lucy Buglass from Lucy Goes To Hollywood

In my first ever live radio appearance, I spoke to Marcus, Laura and David from Shoot The Breeze about a bunch of films, my blog, and my top 5 scariest characters in film and TV. It was an absolute blast to speak with these guys, and it’s not too bad for my very first live show! I’m quite proud of how it turned out, and I … Continue reading Collabs: Shoot The Breeze with Marcus, Laura and David: S3E7 Lucy Buglass from Lucy Goes To Hollywood